Babies snatched when their mothers are not looking, or from their beds; young children last seen out playing the yard, then gone; the child sent to the store, not seen again. Where do they go, and is there something beyond the usual human agendas at play here?
- Babies are found, often, in the arms at homes of couples without hope of bearing their own. Adoption agencies, especially in these times when human fertility is sinking because of PCBs and their feminizing influence on the male reproductive system, have more eager parents than babies. A black market system sprang up to fill that void, as the funds paid to a snatcher are less than the formal adoption system would require, and so much quicker! Parents in good physical health, with good intelligence as demonstrated by their position in life, are most likely to be looked at for babies to be snatched. But as these parent are also likely to be watchful, they are less likely hit with an abduction. Cute babies, appealing and quick to smile, of a good nature and not given to screaming when touched, are the next likely candidates. Parent who find their babies snatched should at least comfort themselves that the infant is desired, and treated as a treasure, not trashed.
- Young children are sometimes identified as having been taken by pedophiles, or sold into the child-porn trade. More often, most often in fact, they are taken as companions by adults who have a hard time getting other adults to take them seriously. These adults, children themselves in many ways, escape with what they assume to be a playmate, but after the child grows into the teens, find themselves once again abandoned. By then the snatched child, now a teen, has lost his moorings, and makes his way in the world, often via the school system where he has made friends among his peers. Rooming in with a friend, getting a job via these connections, and onto higher education if desired by the school loans made available to those without funds or apparent family. These teens have been introduced into school as without family, being raised by a family friend, in lower class neighborhoods, so digging into the background of the teenager is not given a thought.
- Teens go missing and the authorities consider two agendas - the teen was abducted, or the teen ran away from home. The latter is the assumption, from the start, due to the frequency that teens even from stable and even-handed homes take their leave during the emotional separation that the teens envelope. The teens are often found with friends, or return home after a satisfactory time period has passed and the teen is sure the parent have been put into agony, and in a small minority of cases are located by the family or authorities in some sort of trouble away from home. In that the teen is attempting to separate from his family, a normal emotional phase, this in fact should be the first agenda considered by the authorities. Teens who fail to return home are most often making a statement to their family. They have found life elsewhere better, less stringent, less demoralizing, and thus are not considering returning home. Contrary to what the movies would portray, a teen capable of running away from home is not often fallen into bad times, as they were resourceful and aggressive enough to run away from home and thus are not passive.
Missing children are more in the news because of the media outreach available in human society today, as averse yesteryear. Before radio and TV and the Interment and nationally distributed produce, there was the home town and an occasional letter and word of mouth. A missing child was registered with the local police, but little else existed for the child taken or running out of the area. Thus, the frequency has not increased, only the publication of each agonizing situation, making these circumstances appear to be on the increase.